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Past events 2012


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January


Thursday 12 January 2012
Open Access: The New Future of Academic Publishing?
Panel Discussion, 6.30pm
Outputs: audio recording

Tuesday 24 January 2012
The Creative Process - A Multidisciplinary Examination (Sciences)
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording; presentation slides

Thursday 26 January 2012
The politics of the market after the crash
British Academy Forum, 12.30pm
Outputs: BAR article (Summer 2012)

Tuesday 31 January 2012
Democracy, the Market and Human Behaviour
Anglo-German Foundation Lecture, by Professor Carl Christian von Weizsäcker, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording; presentation slides; lecture text


February


Wednesday 8 February 2012
Why Dickens?
Professor John Carey FBA in conversation with Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recordings; BAR article (Summer 2012)

Wednesday 15 February 2012
From Protestors to Government Partners: Chambers of Commerce 1767-2012
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording; presentation slides/transcript; BAR article (Summer 2012)

Wednesday 22 February 2012
Raising household saving
Launch of a British Academy Policy Centre Report, 9.30am
Outputs: policy report

Wednesday 22 February 2012
The Creative Process - A Multidisciplinary Examination (Social Sciences)
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Ouputs: audio recording; presentation slides

Monday 27 February 2012
Foundations for the Future: Supporting the early careers of African researchers
Launch of a British Academy report, 5.30pm
Ouputs: report; audio recording

Tuesday 28 February 2012
Scotland and the United Kingdom
Conference, 10.30am-4.15pm


March


Wednesday 7 March 2012
Human Enhancement and the Future of Work
Joint Academies workshop, 9.30am
Outputs: report

Thursday 8 March 2012
What it Means to be Human: New Perspectives on the Boundaries of Human Nature
Seminar, 2.00pm
Outputs: presentation slides

including:
Thursday 8 March 2012
What it means to be human
Panel Discussion, 6.30pm (venue: Royal Society)
Outputs: video recording

Thursday 8 March 2012
International Women's Day: Celebrating Women in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recordings; presentation slides; BAR article (Summer 2012)

Friday 9 March 2012
The Chinese Renaissance in Europe
Conference, 9.00am
Outputs: presentation slides

Wednesday 14 March 2012
Deadly Embrace: War, Distance and Intimacy
The British Academy Lecture, by Professor Derek Gregory FBA, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording; presentation slides

Thursday 22 March 2012
The Creative Process - A Multidisciplinary Examination (Arts and Humanities)
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording

Monday 26 March 2012
Quantitative Skills: Learning Lessons from Overseas
Conference

Tuesday 27 March 2012
Valuing the Year Abroad
Launch of British Academy position statement
Outputs: position statement

Wednesday 28 March 2012
An uncommon legacy? The 350th Anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer
Symposium, 10.45am-5.30pm
Outputs: audio recordings

Thursday 29 March 2012
Measuring Success: League tables in the public sector
Launch of British Academy Policy Centre report, 4.00pm
Outputs: policy report

Thursday 29 & Friday 30 March 2012
Population Dynamics in East and South-East Asia
Joint British Academy/Royal Society conference


April


Monday 2 April 2012
Autism, Ethics and the Good Life
Conference, 9.30am-6.00pm (venue: Royal Society)
Outputs: audio recordings; presentation texts/slides

Wednesday 11 April 2012
What can liberals learn from conservatives about human nature?
Panel discussion, 6.30pm
Outputs: audio recording; presentation slides

Thursday 19 April 2012
Minority Legal Orders in the UK: Minorities, Pluralism and the Law
Launch of British Academy Policy Centre report, 6.00pm
Outputs: policy report

Thursday 19 & Friday 20 April 2012
Memory and Attention: Mechanisms of Maintenance and Selection
Conference, 9.00am-6.00pm 

Wednesday 25 April 2012
Public service broadcasting's continued rude health
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: policy report; audio recordings; presentation slides

Friday 27 April 2012
Climate Change Litigation, Policy and Mobilization
Panel Discussions, 2.00pm-5.30pm
Outputs: articles in Law & Policy (2013)

Monday 30 April 2012
Ben Jonson: A Re-assessment
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording


May


Tuesday 1 May 2012
Shakespeare and the Reformation
Shakespeare Lecture, by Professor Brian Cummings, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording; draft text

Friday 11 May 2012
Language, Community, Identity
Panel Discussion, 4.15pm-6.00pm
Outputs: audio recordings

Wednesday 16 May 2012
Nudging Citizens Towards Localism?
Launch of British Academy Policy Centre Report, 9.00am
Outputs: policy report

Thursday 17 & Friday 18 May 2012
Modelling for Policy
Conference, 9.00am-5.00pm

Tuesday 29 May 2012
Gay marriage: prospects and realities
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: video recordings

Wednesday 30 May 2012
Islam, Trade and Politics across the Indian Ocean
Launch of a photographic exhibition, 6.00pm


June


Wednesday 6 June 2012
Mario Vargas Llosa
In-conversation event, 6.00pm (venue: Royal Society)
Outputs: video recording; BAR article (Summer 2012)

Monday 11 June 2012
Rousseau and Modern Democracy
Professor Richard Tuck in conversation, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording

Thursday 14 June 2012
Nudge and Beyond: Behavioural Science, Policy and Knowing What Works
British Academy Policy Centre workshop, 9.15am
Outputs: video recordings; presentation slides; BAR article (Summer 2012)

Wednesday 20 June 2012
Training, Cheating, Winning, Praising: Athletes and Shows in Papyri from Roman Egypt
Lectures, 6.00pm-7.15pm
Outputs: audio recording

Thursday 21 June 2012
Social mobility in the labour market
British Academy Forum, 12 noon

Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 June 2012
Insular Books: Vernacular Miscellanies in Late Medieval Britain
Conference, 12.00 noon-4.00pm


July


Thursday 5 & Friday 6 July 2012
Ancient Greek Myth and Modern Conflict in World Fiction since 1989
Conference, 9.30am-6.00pm

including:
Thursday 5 July 2012
Ancient Myth and the Modern Novel
Panel Discussion and Performance Event, 5.00pm
Outputs: audio recordings

Thursday 12 July 2012
UK research: building bridges, building prosperity
Speech by The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, 6.00pm (venue: Royal Society)
Outputs: video recording; transcripts


September


Friday 7 September 2012
Valuing the Humanities
Joint workshop of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the British Academy (venue: University of Melbourne)

Thursday 20 September 2012
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Symposium
Presentations, showcasing work of BA Postdoctoral Fellows
Outputs: BAR articles (January 2013); BAR article (Summer 2013)

Tuesday 25 September 2012
The Relevance of Edmund Spenser
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recordings; presentation slides


October


Wednesday 10 October 2012
Andaman Islanders and Polar Eskimos: Emergent Ethnographic Subjects c1900
Radcliffe-Brown Lecture in Social Anthropology, by Professor Kirsten Hastrup FBA, 6.00pm
Outputs: video recording; audio recording; JBA article (2013)

Tuesday 16 October 2012
Modern History and International Relations
Speeches by Rt Hon William Hague MP (Foreign Secretary) and Professor Sir Adam Roberts FBA
Outputs: audio recording; text; BAR article (January 2013)

Wednesday 17 October 2012
An Intelligent Scotland: Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson and the Scottish Mental Surveys of 1932 and 1947
Joint British Academy/British Psychological Society Lecture, by Professor Ian J Deary FBA, 6.00pm
Outputs: video recording; JBA article (2013)

Monday 22 October 2012
Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences
Twice-yearly forum of Humanities and Social Sciences Learned Societies and Subject Associations Network, 1.00pm
Outputs: audio recordings; presentation slides

Wednesday 24 October 2012
Where are all the Women?
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: video recording

Tuesday 30 October 2012
Unemployment in the Great Recession
Keynes Lecture in Economics, by Professor Christopher Pissarides FBA, 6.00pm
Outputs: video recording; audio recording; presentation slides


November


Thursday 1 November 2012
Edward Lear's Lines of Flight
Chatterton Lecture on Poetry, by Dr Matthew Bevis, 6.00pm
Outputs: video recording; JBA article (2013)

Monday 5 November 2012
The 'Big Data' Debate
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: video recording; presentation slides

Wednesday 7 November 2012
How did we become unprepared? Emergency and resilience in an uncertain world
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recordings; BAR article (January 2013)

Thursday 8 November 2012
British Academy Prizes and Medals Ceremony
Annual awards ceremony, 7.00pm

Monday 12 November 2012
Rewriting our rights? Human rights and the UK constitution
Panel discussion, 4.00pm
Outputs: audio recording

Tuesday 20 November to Thursday 22 November 2012
LANGUAGE WEEK 2012
A series of events to explore and champion the learning and use of languages in schools, universities, policy making and public life

Tuesday 20 November 2012
Lost for Words
British Academy Forum, 9.30am

Tuesday 20 November 2012
Multilingualism and the Internet
Panel discussion, 6.00pm

Wednesday 21 November 2012
Languages and Entrepreneurship
Panel discussion, 6.00pm (venue: Royal Society)

Thursday 22 November 2012
The Language Cauldron: Making the most of Multilingual Britain
Conference, 10.00am

Friday 23 November 2012
British Academy Schools Language Awards Ceremony
Awards ceremony
Outputs: BAR article (January 2013)

Friday 23 November 2012
South Asia Studies in the UK
Roundtable

Tuesday 27 November to Thursday 29 November 2012
MODERN HISTORY WEEK: THE MAKING AND BREAKING OF STATES
A series of three lectures

Tuesday 27 November 2012
The End of Empire in India Revisited
Raleigh Lecture on History, by Professor Judith M Brown, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording; JBA article (2013)

Wednesday 28 November 2012
Ronald Reagan and the Re-Constitution of American Hegemony
Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture in American History, by Professor Arne Westad, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording

Thursday 29 November 2012
The Greek War of Independence in a Global Era
Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture, by Professor Mark Mazower, 6.00pm
Outputs: video recording; audio recording

Thursday 29 November 2012
Imprisonment
British Academy Forum, 2.00pm


December


Wednesday 5 December 2012
Beyond the Headlines of the 18th Chinese Communist Party National Congress
British Academy Forum

Thursday 6 December 2012
His Master's Voice: Czesław Miłosz and his dialogue with British, Irish and American poetry
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording; presentation slides

Monday 10 December 2012
Under the Microscope: the US Presidential election revisited
Panel Discussion, 6.00pm
Outputs: video recording; audio recording

Tuesday 11 December 2012
Healthcare Reform
British Academy Forum, 12 noon

Tuesday 11 December 2012
'All the World's Knowledge' and Universal Authors' Rights
British Academy Law Lecture, by Professor Jane C Ginsburg FBA, 6.00pm
Outputs: audio recording; JBA article (2013); BAR article (Summer 2013)

Monday 17 December 2012
Demystifying the Chinese Economy
British Academy Forum